Auto industry provides a model for the transition to Net Zero
25th July 2021 by

Flooding in China and Europe, record temperatures in the USA, wild fires – all these are signs...

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Europe’s Green Deal will transform its economy, as floods confirm urgency of tackling climate change
18th July 2021 by

The floods raging in Germany and Benelux highlight the scale of the Climate Change challenge ahead....

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Oil markets enter the endgame as car companies rush to electrify
11th July 2021 by

Almost every day now sees a car company rushing to announce its plans to boost Electric Vehicle (EV)...

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The blog’s 14th birthday – and the New Normal world it predicted has arrived
27th June 2021 by

The blog has now been running for 14 years since the first post was written from Thailand at the end...

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“When all the experts and forecasts agree — something else is going to happen”, Bob Farrell
20th June 2021 by

In January, “everyone knew” that inflation was about to take off, and that the US$ was g...

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Oil markets, OPEC, enter the endgame for the Age of Oil
23rd May 2021 by

2 major events shocked oil markets last week. They marked the start of (a) the endgame for the Age o...

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Supply chains set to transform as companies start to reshore
9th May 2021 by

Major new opportunities are starting to appear in today’s New Normal world, as I describe in a...

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Biden’s Earth Day Summit puts plastics recycling on the fast track
25th April 2021 by

Plastics has long been the ‘odd one out’ in terms of recycling. Steel, aluminium, glass,...

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Pandemic leads to ‘baby bust’ as births decline in most countries
18th April 2021 by

A year ago, many were suggesting the lockdowns might produce a “baby boom” as couples sp...

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Americans hunker down on spending as the pandemic’s impact continues
11th April 2021 by

US stock markets have been hitting new records recently, as investors swoon over the idea that the $...

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